London Collections: Men – Alex Mullins S/S 2015 presentation
The RCA graduate presented parts of his 28-piece collection. In a recreation of a 1970s Americana, Mullin’s inspiration and design genius drew out from his mind and presented for all of us to see: a gang of motorcycle outsiders, in a world of Native America in a Malibu trailer park wearing hand-me-downs from past generations, customising their clothing to chronicle each owner’s journey. The depiction of their outsider mentality sets them apart from surrounding communities unaware of pre-conceived stereotypes and riding through dusty deserts in the sun, each ageing their garments with a unique patina that echoes their fast-living and care-free attitudes.
The clothes were magnificent; the inspiration was captured amazingly through the materials, prints and cuts, with a beautiful collection of two-pieces, tees and the clever use of scarves wrapped around the mouth to interpret the motorcycle gang, desert riding outsiders look.
The use of contrasting textile application on masculine fabrics, classic shapes and Mullin’s signature play on proportions are what makes this collection so unique, the colours complement the shapes and idea of the pre-owned and aged look of gang wear, with sun bleached corals, indigos, and primary red and yellows. The colours also complement the season, with the heat of a desert sun shining from the designs.
Alex Mullins return to The British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN after an extraordinary debut at the A/W 2014 LC:M has been another phenomenal success, and we at The Upcoming are looking forward to the next collection.